Like Marco Polo, the street photographer collects fragments of the passing scene and offers a view that is both a study and an interpretation. Because all photographs are selections, each split second moment contains a glimpse of the invisible city that exists in the photographer’s mind.
My photographs begin as candid street shots. I post process with Adobe Photoshop, layering scans of transparent watercolor washes, painted surfaces and monoprint textures over the original image. My intention is to enhance figure ground relationships as well as provide my own particular view of these urban spaces.
This book was created in 2016 in response to Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities; with excerpts from that book. The photographs were shot in my adopted city; Vancouver, British Columbia and while travelling in Croatia (Zagreb, Trogir and Motovun) in Cambodia (Phnom Pehn) in Germany (Landshut), in Italy (Turin and Matera) as well as in a city whose name I do not know in Iran.